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Post by Taradoodles on Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:45 pm

Glimmer art and Pashur were to much to handle at Kidvention and I bought myself a starter set. I even got his special wingless fairies, so pretty!
It would seem people love it as I have alreadly booked a party and I have only ever done one tattoo! lol
They are requesting the 'black flat' tattoo look. Isnt that the black mica powders? Where can I purchase this and quick if possible. I checked forum shop but didnt see it? Thanks for helping and back to the grind of life.
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Post by SuzySparkles on Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:03 pm

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Post by Denise Cold on Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:28 pm

Amerikan Body Art sells it too but I don't think their shipping price is great. You might want to read the thread about doing mica tattoos. They are different than glitter tattoos. I've had kind of a hard time with them.

Putting the mica in a poof and applying a thin coat of glue and letting it dry until clear (with the stencil on) appears to be the technique of choice.

http://www.facepaintforum.com/t6567-mica-tattoos-am-i-doing-something-wrong?highlight=mica+tattos
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Post by Taradoodles on Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:43 pm

whoa...thanks!!!
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:16 am

I got all my mica here:
http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/StoreCategory.aspx?CatalogID=17&GroupID=792&CategoryID=2082&CategoryName=Satin+and+Pearl+Mica+Powder

It's a soap supply shop, but all the micas are cosmetic (since soap is also a cosmetic product!)

Just looking at the black mica alone, it seems a few bucks cheaper than Coastal Scents. 1oz for $5.50 on CS, compared to 2oz for $8.70. Plus I think Wholsale Supplies does free shipping.

Good luck! Mica tats are so fun! Very Happy
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Post by Taradoodles on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:58 am

thanks. I got coastal scents this time around I needed it by tomorrow!! lol Ill defintly bookmark this place for future use. it may be awhile before i need more. i have been reading up on the best method of applying it and Im pretty sure I can handle it. =0) THANKS for all the help!
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Post by rthling on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:26 am

Woohoo for glitter tattoos! I'm waiting for my first shipment from faketoos and signature glitter.
Hubby suggested holding off to offer them as a party add on, until I know how many I can do in an hour, so I can most accurately price myself. So I'll be offering them at my first festival of the year in April!!
Just out of curiosity, how are you pricing your glitter tattoo party, in relation to your FP party prices? Do you charge more, since you will likely do more an hour, and that will cost you more? Are you charging the same?
I'm curious as to how people decide what to charge.
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Post by Taradoodles on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:31 am

Im literally going to charge per person. I have decided to charge by colors. $5 for one color. $6 for two tone $7 for three (up to five) and $10 for the wingless fairies (up to five glitters) They have more of a wow factor anywho. If a PARTY books me, I will still charge per person I think. Im charging a solid $10 for the event tomorrow night though because its a fundraiser so Im giving part of profits to school, half actually. I wont go below $5 a tattoo. I dont have any tiny ones or I would charge less for them. these are so addicting. I still love face painting better though
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Post by rthling on Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:06 pm

Ah! Charging per person sounds interesting. Why charge more for more than one color, though? Doesn't the glue only hold "so much" glitter, no matter the color?
Did you get poofer bottles, or are you brushing it on?
I have so many questions!!!!
Okay, I may be *slightly* excited about getting mine. (I got poofer bottles.)
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Post by JJJJJ on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:20 am

The best success I've had applying mica is to use a thin coat of glue, let it get a bit dry and tacky, and then use a lollipop sponge applicator to apply the mica. It works really really well.

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Post by Taradoodles on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:27 am

Thanks, I read that. Im going to use a smaller version of the sponge I use for tattoo roses. =0) I need to remember to let the glue dry though, and make it a thin layer. thanks for all the tips!! i got my mica in today and the containers are huge!! LOL Ill never run out of black. hoping I dont drop it. oi
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Post by JJJJJ on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:32 am

http://www.amerikanbodyart.com/Mica-Tats.html

Tara - this link is from amerikanbodyart, and on this page are excellent tips and a great video showing a mica tattoo being applied. It's where I learned. Erika has a lot of helpful info on her site. It's also worthwhile to read her newsletters, because she really has a wonderful philosophy about a lot of things. Surprised) Joan

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Post by Jamie's Faces on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:03 am

bare essentials sells an Ultra Fine cosmetic grade mineral powder in like a hundred yummy shades for $13 a 2oz jar.

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Post by martha on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:53 am

Jamie, could you pretty please put up a link to what you are talking about. I'm having a hard time finding them for some reason.
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Post by Jamie's Faces on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:59 am

http://www.bareescentuals.com/Eyecolor/BM_SUB_COLOR,default,sc.html?psortb1=price&psortd1=1&start=9&sz=9&view=grid

that is the bare essentuals site. there are like a hundred colors in the botique though....
so yummy.
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Post by Jamie's Faces on Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:02 am

I found pro aide II adhesive for only $6.50 for 2 oz.
http://www.alconeco.com/Products/Character/Adhesives/Pros-Aide-Adhesive

ready to buy for free hand mica tattoos...

need applicators.

will little plastic bottles with tips like these....
http://www.hennacaravan.com/shop/applicator.html

work?

I plan to draw with adhesive in bottle, allow to dry almost completely, then dust with mica powder....

advice?
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Post by martha on Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:07 am

Thanks for that link. Would have totally missed that.
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Post by Wildcatfin on Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:34 pm

Re the bottles, go for luer lock, thats what I now use/ sell as the jaquard/ glitzer/ liquid bling bottles with the push-in tips and push on tops 'pop' open (and are a pain to refill) and explode glue all over you/ your work.

NOT FUNNY!

I can't tell as their colour codes are different to what I can get in the UK but most of the screw-on tips and cones were too large or too fine for all the cosmetic glues I tested. I had to order about 30 sizes/ types to try, so trust me on this - they are mainly aimed at henna in the beauty industry and henna, of course, is very different to our glues.

I now only sell 2 sizes of tips... in the UK they are a metal tip with pink or purple bases, but I can't tell which from the pics you linked to as they look different to mine. I did sell the orange too but found its SO fine even the superfine needles I had to source specially to help clear blockages won't fit and the alcohol can't get thorugh- so once blocked they are blocked:( on the whole the screw on tips are easier to clean thoug, if you have a spare matching bottle filled with rubbing alcohol you just squirt/ sit the bottle tip down then squirt out the 'jelly' it dissolved old glue into.

MUCH neater/ easier/ better to clean:)
I use 3/4 oz ovals as a working bottle, they fit hands best...

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Post by KaraMundy on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:58 pm

Thanks for this thread! Great advice.
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